Messi a man on a mission in the Champions League

first_imgBarcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring the opening goal of his team during the group B Champions League soccer match between FC Barcelona and PSV Eindhoven at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)BARCELONA, Spain — Lionel Messi looked every bit a man on a mission.Messi started the Champions League in brilliant fashion Tuesday night, setting a record with his eighth hat trick in the competition to lead Barcelona to a 4-0 rout of PSV Eindhoven.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Jerry Codiñera resigns as Arellano head coach Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Messi’s first goal against PSV was a beauty as he used his left foot to lift a free kick over the wall and beyond the reach of goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet. He netted two more goals from passes by Ivan Rakitic and Luis Suarez.“(Messi) takes extraordinary things and makes them routine,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said. “The free kick got us going. It was a majestic strike . I have never seen anything like him in my career. We have to pinch ourselves to realize that we are seeing a player that is one-of-a-kind.”Messi’s first was his eighth goal from a free kick so far in 2018.Rakitic said that when Messi steps up to take a free kick, “often times, you’re already thinking about where to celebrate it.”Messi has scored twice from free kicks in six matches this season. He unlocked the Alaves defense to start a 3-0 win in the opening round of the Spanish league.Barcelona will seek to keep its lead of the Spanish league and get a fifth win in as many rounds when it hosts Girona on Sunday. Messi will also be aiming to increase his tally of seven goals in six matches across all competitions.Last season, Messi added to Barcelona’s 6-1 demolition of Girona by slotting a free kick under the defensive wall. He repeated that same trick to score against Alaves last month.PSV coach Mark van Bommel, a former Barcelona player, tried to take away that option for Messi by ordering a player to get on his knees behind the defensive barrier to block a low strike. Messi clipped it over their heads instead.“He put it right in the corner of the goal frame,” van Bommel said. “Technically, Messi is the best player in the world.”Barcelona will have to wait three weeks before its next Champions League match, when it visits Tottenham in London. “If last season was very good with the Copa and La Liga, we all still feel bad about our exit from the Champions League and how it happened,” Messi told Barcelona’s supporters in August. “Today we promise to do everything we can to bring that beautiful and coveted cup once again to this stadium.”Long after establishing himself as the club’s all-time leading scorer, Messi has finally taken on the role of undisputed team leader after inheriting the captain’s armband from Andres Iniesta.That meant shedding his reticence to talk in public. And when he spoke out, he set the bar as high as possible.Messi backed up his words against PSV to ensure Barcelona made a strong start in a tough Group B that also includes Tottenham and Inter Milan.Now 31, Messi also knows that his best chances to win the World Cup are most likely behind him after another disappointment with Argentina this summer, meaning his final place in football history will likely depend on sustained excellence at Barcelona.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The outstanding performance was the first step toward Messi keeping his promise that the season would end with Barcelona lifting another European Cup.Barcelona’s otherwise excellent 2017-18 campaign that ended with the Spanish league and Copa del Rey titles had one blemish: a shock 3-0 loss at Roma in the Champions League that squandered a 4-1 first-leg victory and meant elimination in the quarterfinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThat made it three years in a row that Barcelona has been ousted in the quarterfinals of a tournament that Messi has helped it win four times, but not since 2015. Meanwhile, Barcelona has had to endure rival Real Madrid winning it three times in a row.With that loss to Roma in April still hanging over the club, Messi addressed Barcelona’s fans at Camp Nou before the club’s traditional exhibition match to kick off the new season. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

Swansea City manager Garry Monk confirms Michu’s career at the club is over

first_img Michu 1 Spain international Michu will not play for the Swansea City again, manager Garry Monk has confirmed.Michu took the Premier League by storm in his first season in English football in 2012/13, scoring 22 goals following his £2m move from Rayo Vallecano.The 29-year-old forward helped Swansea qualify for Europe by winning the Capital One Cup, but his second season was disrupted by injury and he scored only six times in 25 games.Michu suffered another injury-ravaged campaign on loan at Napoli last season – making only five appearances for the Serie A club – and Monk has now announced the striker will not rejoin his squad, despite having a year left on his Swans’ contract.“He won’t be with the squad this year,” Monk told the South Wales Evening Post.“I spoke to him at this point last season, he wanted to go and felt that was right for him and I was happy to support him in that decision.“I now think we have kind of moved on as a squad. We had a big transition last year.”Monk admitted that he had left contact with Michu to Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins and the player could now return home to Spain, with reported interest from Granada and former club Rayo.“I haven’t spoken to Michu – there has been some difficulty with the numbers,” Monk added.“I have let Huw deal with his agent and that side of things.“From what we hear from their side, I think Michu would like to try to move somewhere else.“That’s the impression I get, although I haven’t had that conversation with him.”last_img read more

Ludlow expected to plead guilty again

first_img Humphries has pleaded not guilty to both the federal and state charges. Her attorney has said the blame lies with lower-ranking union officials. Ludlow left the City Council last summer to take over as head of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, after the unexpected death of Miguel Contreras. Ludlow resigned that post in February, two weeks before charges were filed. In his limited public statements since then, Ludlow has apologized for making mistakes and said he intends to cooperate with law enforcement officials. Dan Laidman, (213) 978-0390 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Former City Councilman Martin Ludlow, whose legal troubles drove him to step down last month as the county’s top labor official, is set to plead guilty today to a federal charge stemming from his 2003 campaign. Earlier this month, Ludlow pleaded guilty in state Superior Court to a related felony charge of violating campaign laws. When prosecutors announced the federal charge earlier this month, they also reported that Ludlow had agreed to plead guilty of conspiring to break labor laws. After an initial appearance Monday, Ludlow’s lawyer, John Vandevelde, said the agreement remains in effect. “He’ll plead guilty to that one count,” he said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Assistant U.S. Attorney Craig Missakian said outside court that the deal depends on Ludlow’s cooperation. “We have not met with him so far, but we expect to,” he said. While sentencing in Superior Court is pending, Ludlow’s deal with prosecutors and the city Ethics Commission will likely result in $180,000 in fines and a ban on serving in elected office for four years or a union post for 13 years. Prosecutors accuse Ludlow of conspiring with Janett Humphries, former head of Service Employees International Union Local 99, to use union resources to bolster Ludlow’s 2003 campaign for council. The pair allegedly broke campaign contribution limits, violated federal labor statutes and then falsified documents to cover the trail. last_img read more

American films panned at Cannes?

first_imgCANNES, France – A culture-clash drama, a quirky portrait of strong women, a harrowing imprisonment story, an unnerving fairy tale and a saga of unheralded World War II heroes are contending for top honors at the Cannes Film Festival. The jury led by Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai can choose from a wildly eclectic field of 20 films for tonight’s awards at the world’s most prestigious film festival. Prospects for the Palme d’Or, the key prize at the 12-day festival, included: Pedro Almodovar’s “Volver,” starring Penelope Cruz in a comic drama about sisters coping with family strife and the ghostly return of their mother from the grave; AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “Babel,” with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett in a multicultural tale spanning three continents and five languages; Israel Adrian Caetano’s “Buenos Aires 1977,” based on the true story of an Argentinean soccer player wrongly imprisoned and tortured; Guillermo del Toro’s “Pan’s Labyrinth,” a disturbing fantasy about a girl who meets an ancient, horned satyr that offers her a chance to escape the harsh reality in fascist Spain in 1944; Rachid Bouchareb’s “Days of Glory,” a war chronicle of North African Muslims who fought in Europe to free France from the Nazis. Other possibilities were Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s “Climates,” a domestic drama about a couple’s deteriorating relationship, and Andrea Arnold’s “Red Road,” a voyeuristic tale of a woman maintaining surveillance on a man responsible for a tragedy in her past. Hotly anticipated movies from American filmmakers premiered to mixed receptions or critical disdain. Cannes crowds found Richard Kelly’s sprawling “Southland Tales,” with Sarah Michelle Gellar and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in an apocalyptic black comedy set in the near future, self-indulgent and incomprehensible. Richard Linklater’s “Fast Food Nation,” featuring Greg Kinnear, Bruce Willis and Patricia Arquette in a consumer satire based on the best-selling book, earned lukewarm admiration. Sofia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette,” starring Kirsten Dunst as the gluttonous royal beheaded in the French Revolution, received applause and boos, some critics disliking its modern depiction of the queen as a misguided party girl. Still, Cannes judges are unpredictable. The nine-member Cannes jury, which includes actors Samuel L. Jackson, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Roth, Monica Bellucci and Ziyi Zhang, could just as easily pick a critical dud as an audience favorite. A Palme d’Or for Coppola would make her the first child of a previous Cannes winner to earn the top prize. Francis Ford Coppola won in 1979 for “Apocalypse Now.” Cannes winners have ranged from hugely popular (2004’s “Fahrenheit 9/11” and 1994’s “Pulp Fiction”) to critical favorites with modest commercial returns (1976’s “Taxi Driver” and 1993’s “The Piano”) to small art-house films (2003’s “Elephant” and last year’s “The Child”). For all the forecasting among Cannes veterans, festival jurors often overlook front-runners. Last year’s “The Child,” a gritty social drama from Belgian filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, was a dark-horse winner over such festival hits as Jim Jarmusch’s “Broken Flowers” and David Cronenberg’s “A History of Violence.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Is this West Ham’s starting XI next season with two brilliant signings?

first_img Centre-back: Angelo Ogbonna – A knee injury ended his season but expect the Italian to come back in next year, especially given the Hammers have begun to use a back-three. 11 Right forward: Michail Antonio – After interest from Chelsea, the fan favourite put pen to paper on a new deal at the London Stadium, and will attempt to improve on his form, which tailed off in 2017. 11 11 11 Left forward: Manuel Lanzini – Given a freer role since the departure of Dimitri Payet, Lanzini can be a hero for the Hammers next year. Centre-back: Winston Reid – A leader for the Hammers, New Zealand star Reid is unlikely to be going anywhere soon. 11 11 Right wing-back: Pablo Zabaleta – A solid free transfer signing, the Argentine will solve a big problem for the Hammers but is only a short-term solution. 11 11 Left wing-back: Aaron Cresswell – Now Arthur Masuaku is providing competition, the England international should begin to pick up his form after a dip this year. Central midfield: Pedro Obiang – Was the Hammers’ best player for long stretches of the season before he saw his season curtailed by injury. Like Kouyate, it’s hoped he’ll come back fitter and stronger next season. West Ham United have kicked off their summer business with the signing of Pablo Zabaleta.The ex-Manchester City right-back will solve a big problem for the Hammers who have been lacking in this position all season.Every day there is more speculation as to who Premier League teams might sign, so how might the east Londoners look come next season?Click the right arrow above to see how, with everyone fit, West Ham could line up… Centre-back: Jose Fonte – A new defender might not be on Slaven Bilic’s wishlist at the moment, especially with Reece Oxford and Reece Burke coming through the academy. For the time being, Fonte will be in their back-three. 11 Central midfield: Cheikhou Kouyate – Senegalese star Kouyate was absent through injury and international duty for some of the season, but will hopefully come back ready and raring to go after wrist surgery. 11 Centre forward: Kelechi Iheanacho – A new striker is essential for West Ham and given Michy Batshuayi’s form at Chelsea, it’s far more likely they will raid Manchester City for Nigerian starlet Iheanacho. Goalkeeper: Adrian – Click the right arrow above to see how, with everyone fit, West Ham could line up next season… – The Hammers may still look for a new goalkeeper but the Spaniard showed glimpses of good form at the end of the season and may be given another chance. 11last_img read more


first_imgThe leading pack in tonight’s Churchill 5K. Pic by Francis Diver.Conor Bradley was the toast of Churchill when he won the local 5K.The City of Derry athlete continued his fine form with another superb time of 15.30 followed by his clubmate JP Williamson close behind in a time of 15.49.Local athletes Ciaran Doherty and Ivan Toner were third and fourth respectively.More than 100 runners tok part in the event. Place Bib Name Sex AG Club Time1 110 Conor Bradley m SM City of Derry 15:302 109 Jp Williamson m SM City of Derry 15:493 160 Ciaran Doherty m sm Letterkenny A.C. 16:104 1 Ivan Toner m SM Letterkenny A.C. 17:125 106 Raymond Birch m SM Letterkenny A.C. 17:58The winner of the Churchill 5K Conor Bradley stops his watch after another superb time. Pic by Francis Diver.6 6 Gerard Mc Granaghan m SM Letterkenny A.C. 17:597 119 Stefan Mc Crossan m JM Letterkenny A.C. 18:128 2 Darren Price m SM Letterkenny A.C. 18:149 20 Peter Melarkey m JM City of Derry 18:2710 46 Karol Mc Ginley m JM Finn Valley A.C. 18:3111 24 Anthony Doherty m M40 Milford A.C. 18:3212 104 Aidan Mc Kenna m M40 Letterkenny A.C. 18:4713 73 Martin Dooley m SM 18:5214 103 Shauna Mc Geehin w SW Letterkenny A.C. 18:5817 58 Ciaran O ‘ Donnell m M40 Letterkenny A.C. 19:0115 76 N.N. 76 19:0116 133 P.j. Hagan m SM Milford A.C. 19:0118 16 Niall Mc Gee m M40 Inishowen A.C. 19:1119 112 James Donaghey m M40 Convoy A.C. 19:2620 57 John Taylor m M50 Convoy A.C. 19:3521 8 Sean Mc Fadden m SM Letterkenny A.C. 19:3922 9 Troy Hegarty m SM Letterkenny A.C. 19:4023 53 Willie Mac Giolla Bhride m SM 19:4724 60 Manus Mc Hugh m SM Dungloe AB7 19:5525 118 Patrick Mc Conigley m JM Milford A.C. 19:5626 143 Desmond Fahy m M40 Orange Grove AC 20:0527 7 Monica Mc Granaghan w sw Letterkenny A.C. 20:0628 138 Joe Drian m M40 North Belfast Harriers 20:0629 33 Kieran Murray m SM Milford A.C. 20:0730 21 Sean Melarkey m JM City of Derry 20:0831 29 Rodney Irwin m M40 20:0932 115 Barry Mackey m m50 Letterkenny A.C. 20:0933 136 Michael J Gallagher m M40 Finn Valley A.C. 20:0934 5 Jane Mc Ginley w sw Letterkenny A.C. 20:1235 159 Paddy Ryan m SM 20:2336 153 Allen Mc Clean m SM 20:5037 40 Martin Mc Glinchey m SM Convoy A.C. 20:5838 113 Ciara Finnegan w JW Letterkenny A.C. 21:0339 13 Andy Leighton m M40 Convoy A.C. 21:0440 75 Curly Coyle m M40 Ramelton 21:1041 108 Conor Faul m JM 21:1942 32 Collette Mc Elwaine w W35 Milford A.C. 21:2143 116 John Hughes m M50 Letterkenny A.C. 21:2544 41 James Mc Laughlin m M50 21:3045 121 Patrick Mc Fadden m SM 21:3046 49 Serena Mc Daid w W35 Letterkenny A.C. 21:3147 111 Shaun Mc Devitt m SM 21:3348 142 Paddy Gildea m SM Convoy A.C. 21:3549 132 Pj Lyons m M40 21:5150 161 Paul Sweeney m M40 Letterkenny A.C. 21:5451 39 Kevin Fisher m SM 21:5852 38 Nakita Burke w SW Letterkenny A.C. 22:0053 70 Donnchadh Parkinson m JM Letterkenny A.C. 22:0154 135 Maeve Callaghan w SW Letterkenny A.C. 22:0655 129 Andy Scanlon m M50 Finn Valley A.C. 22:1456 102 Eilis Mc Clafferty w W35 Letterkenny A.C. 22:2157 125 Sean O’ Leary m M50 Finn Valley A.C. 22:2658 101 Adrian Mc Clafferty m SM 22:3359 48 Marian Kerr m W35 Letterkenny A.C. 22:3560 74 Joe Coyle m SM Ramelton 22:4561 37 Josephine Donaghey w W35 Convoy A.C. 22:4663 126 Mary Hippsley w W45 Finn Valley A.C. 22:4862 146 John Mc Elwaine m SM Lifford AC 22:4864 47 Eugene Mc Ginley m M40 22:4965 152 Noel Mailey m SM Convoy A.C. 22:5566 134 Eugene Mc Ginley m M50 Raphoe Road Runners 23:0267 56 Mark Glenn m SM Convoy A.C. 23:0568 163 Peter Gallagher m M40 23:0769 105 Richard Raymond m M60 Letterkenny A.C. 23:1270 61 Brian Doherty m M40 Swanlings 23:2371 35 Christopher Cuskelly m M40 Lifford AC 23:4272 68 John Craig m M40 Lifford AC 23:4273 145 Don Smith m M50 Convoy A.C. 23:4675 17 Sean Mc Devitt m M40 23:5174 18 Imelda Gallagher w W45 Glenties 23:5176 72 Frank Mc Gettigan m M50 23:5477 67 Niall Mc Glinchey m M40 Convoy A.C. 24:0778 120 Niamh Mc Daid w SW Letterkenny A.C. 24:0779 25 Fiona Grier w W35 Milford A.C. 24:1680 156 Liam Mc Laughlin m M50 Rathmullan 24:1981 157 Nancy Mc Namee w W45 Finn Valley A.C. 24:2382 31 Kieran Kelly m M40 Finn Valley A.C. 24:2783 117 Agnes Ryan w W35 Milford A.C. 24:2884 19 Mary Gallagher w W45 Glenties 24:3185 44 Sean Quinn m SM 24:3986 45 Brian Gallagher m M60 24:4687 151 Jonathon Wilson m SM Swanlings 24:4688 65 Amanda Mc Nulty w W35 24/7 24:5289 138 Joe Drain m m40 North Belfast Harriers 24:5490 139 Siobhan Drain w W45 North Belfast Harriers 24:5691 140 Sean Mc Ginley m JM 25:0592 4 Matthew Price w JW Letterkenny A.C. 25:1693 131 Declan Duffy m SM 25:1994 130 Seamus Mc Ateer m SM Strabane 25:2295 62 Sarah Doherty w SW Convoy A.C. 25:2996 63 Mary Doherty w SW Convoy A.C. 25:2997 141 John Mc Ginley m M60 25:4998 144 Iseult Fahy w JW Orange Grove AC 25:5199 26 Bridgeen Doherty w W35 Run for Fun LK 25:57100 137 Mary Martin w w55 Finn Valley A.C. 26:14101 30 Frank Mc Taggart m M40 26:27102 59 Peter Mc Lean m M50 26:37103 15 Ruairi Mc Fadden m JM Letterkenny A.C. 26:58104 11 Gerry Burke m M50 26:59105 10 Iris Wasson w SW 27:03106 54 John Crawford m 27:05107 147 Stella Mc Cole w W35 27:06108 52 Liam Haughey m M50 27:11109 64 Oisin Boyce m JM 27:14110 79 Denise Anderson w SW 27:15111 123 Fidelma Mullaney w W35 Run for Fun LK 27:15112 27 Mary Hegarty Brogan w W35 Run for Fun LK 27:35113 14 Amanda Mc Grath w w35 Letterkenny A.C. 27:41114 66 Niamh Mc Glinchey w SW Convoy A.C. 27:42115 77 Jean Mc Glinchey w W45 28:08116 23 Bernie O’ Donnell w w35 Milford A.C. 28:13117 36 Alisha Cuskelly w JW Lifford AC 28:15118 34 Olivia Cuskelly w SW Lifford AC 28:17119 82 Evelyn Mc Bride w SW 28:25120 51 Roisin Kenny w SW 28:52121 127 Sarah Gillen w SW Convoy A.C. 29:19122 50 N.N. 50 29:24123 28 Jenny Irwin w W35 29:36124 55 Anthony Gildea m M40 29:48125 128 Roisin Brogan w SW Convoy A.C. 29:56126 155 Norman Irwin m M40 30:28127 162 N.N. 162 30:45128 3 Emma Price m JM Letterkenny A.C. 30:57129 164 Max Gallagher m JM 30:57130 71 Christopher Diver m JM Glenswilly 31:38131 69 Annette Darvy w W45 32:32132 80 N.N. 80 32:35133 158 Desmond Brownlie m M60 Lagan Valley AC 32:39134 124 Elina Mg w SW Run for Fun LK 33:06135 148 Brona Duddy w W45 34:07136 122 Fidelma Mc Brearty w SW Run for Fun LK 34:31137 107 Caoimhe Gallagher w JW 34:33138 150 Aoine Duddy w JW 34:33139 149 Caitriona Duddy w JW 34:34140 165 Seamus Mc Ginty m M60 36:55141 22 Kathy Wilkin w JW 37:24BRADLEY WINS CHURCHILL 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME? was last modified: July 18th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Churchill 5klast_img read more


first_imgMARY GILL, RIPThe death has taken place at the Nazereth House, Fahan of Mary Gill, late of Ballybrack, Moville. Removal from Murphy’s Funeral Home, Tooban, Burnfoot today, Sat, at 3pm going to St Mary’s Church, Ballybrack to repose. Funeral Mass tomorrow, Sun, at 11am. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to the Nazereth House Patients Comfort Fund – c/o any family member or Collins and McDermott Funeral Directors.COLM LANGAN, RIP The death has taken place in Highgate, North London of Colm Langan formerly from Stranarvara, Cloghan. His remains will arrive at Belfast International Airport today, Sat, at 11.30am travelling to his home in Stranarvara via Derry, Letterkenny and Meenaroy to arrive at 2.30pm. Funeral mass in St Colmcille’s Chapel, Fintown on Monday at 11am with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.SEAMUS HOUSTAN, RIPThe death has taken place in the Donegal Hospice of Seamus Houstan, Cloghanbeg, Cloghan. His remains are reposing at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Glenfin. His remains will repose there until today (Sat) with Rosary at 9pm – Church will be open for viewing from 12 noon until after the Rosary. Burial after 11am Mass tomorrow, Sun, in Kilteevogue Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to Donegal Hospice – c/o any family member.CATHAL MCGEE, RIP The death has taken place at his late residence of Cathal Mc Gee, Arduns, Gaoth Dobhair. Removal from his home tomorrow, Sun, at 12.30pm for Mass in St Mary’s Chapel, Derrybeg at 1pm. Burial afterwards in Maghergallon Cemetery. House private from midnight until 9am. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to the Donegal hospice c/o Steven O’Donnell & Sons Funeral Directors, or any family member.MARGARET CANAVAN, RIPThe death has taken place at Nazareth House, Fahan of Margaret Canavan, late of Malin Road, Moville. Remains reposing at her daughter Mary McCauley’s residence at Drumaweir, Greencastle. Funeral from there tomorrow, Sun, at 12.30pm for Funeral Mass in St Pius the 10th Church, Moville at 1.15pm. Burial afterwards to St Mary’s Church, Bocan cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to Nazareth House, Fahan or Collins and Mc Dermott Funeral Directors, Culdaff.MICHAEL STEWART, RIPThe death has taken place as a result of an accident at his home in Jersey of Michael Stewart, late of Brewster’s Close, Derry and Quigley’s Point, County Donegal. Funeral from his home in Carrowkeel, Quigley’s Point on Monday at 9am, for 10am Requiem Mass in St Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry, followed by interment in the City Cemetery. DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2012 was last modified: March 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:2012DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR SATURDAYMARCH 24last_img read more


first_imgRising Finn Harps starlet Cathal McDaid has signed his first professional contract with the club.The talented winger who scored on his representative debut for the Ireland home based side versus Wales, was a member of the victorious Harps team that won the inaugural U19 northern division earlier this year. McDaid has penned a deal that will commit his services to the Finn Park club until the end of 2014 season.Harps Manager Peter Hutton believes McDaid has a future in senior football.“Cathal has huge potential, a good attitude and a real willingness to learn. These are the attributes that are needed to make a successful career in senior football,” he said.Cathal said he is looking forward to the challenge with the Ballybofey club. “I was absolutely delighted when the manager offered me the contract because I am really enjoying my time at Finn Harps. I am ambitious and want to break into the first team squad but I know its not going to be easy. I know the club has big plans for the future so I am going to keep my head down, work hard and hopefully be a part of it,” he said.Hutton says he will be talking to the clubs other young players about their future in the coming weeks and months.“I believe Cathal’s the first with more to follow. Everyone at the club is working very hard behind the scenes and the recent announcement of our scholarship programme with LYIT shows Finn Harps is committed to recruiting and developing young players.” he added.Cathal is pictured signing his first professional contract with Finn Harps in the company of Harps Manager Peter Hutton, Chairman Joey O’Leary and Club Treasurer Denise O’Neill. Also present are Cathal’s parents Kieran and Noelle with sisters Molly and Ciara (Pic. Studio 8).  MCDAID SIGNS ON PROFESSIONAL TERMS WITH FINN HARPS was last modified: August 1st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cathal McDaidfinn harpsprofessionallast_img read more


first_imgROSSES AC runner Noel Diver was first home in Saturday night’s Annagry 5k – and there was one stand-out performance among the women.Letterkenny AC’s Fionnuala Diver was first home – and finished fourth overall.All the results are below: 1 Noel Diver 00:17:31 SM Rosses A.C.2 Eamonn O’Donnell 00:17:47 SM Rosses A.C.3 Kevin McGee 00:17:55 M40+ Rosses A.C. 4 Fionnuala Diver 00:18:26 SW Letterkenny A C5 Edward Harkin 00:18:52 SM Rosses A.C.6 Seimi Ferry 00:19:09 M40+ Individual7 John Wallace 00:19:24 SM Individual8 Denis Forker 00:19:31 SM Rosses A.C.9 Martin McFadden 00:19:54 SM Individual 10 Seamus Rodgers 00:19:55 M40+ Letterkenny A C11 Eugene McCafferty 00:20:02 SM Rosses A.C.12 Brendan McGarigall 00:20:04 M40+ Individual13 Darragh Boyle 00:20:16 SM Individual 14 Paul McGee 00:20:19 SM Rosses A.C.15 Liam Mac Giolla Bhride 00:20:21 SM Individual16 Conor Day 00:20:22 M40+ Individual17 Alan Rodgers 00:20:53 SM Individual18 Michael McElroy 00:21:07 SM Rosses A.C.19 Noreen McGee 00:21:14 SW Rosses A.C.20 Aiden Rodgers 00:21:18 SM Rosses A.C.21 Deidre Diver 00:21:28 SW Rosses A.C.22 Noel Boyd 00:21:47 SM Rosses A.C.23 Owen Coyle 00:21:53 M40+ Rosses A.C.24 Colm Ferriter 00:22:15 SM Rosses A.C.25 Sinead Boyle 00:22:23 SW Rosses A.C.26 John Ferry 00:22:33 M40+ Individual27 Michael Rodgers 00:22:38 M40+ Individual28 Neil Griffin 00:22:42 M40+ Rosses A.C.29 Elise Gillesoie 00:22:49 SW Rosses A.C.30 Ita Gallagher 00:22:50 W40+ Rosses A.C.31 Ryan Wilson 00:23:21 JM (U18) Rosses A.C.32 Kathleen Rodgers 00:23:22 W40+ Individual33 Padraig Gallagher 00:23:28 SM Individual34 Nicola Maguire 00:23:32 SW Individual35 Gavin Boyle 00:23:40 SM Rosses A.C.36 Aidan Kelly 00:24:01 SM Individual37 Kathleen Griffin 00:24:19 M40+ Individual38 Maurice McBride 00:24:32 M40+ Individual39 O.J. Friel 00:24:32 SM Individual40 Angela Trimble 00:24:50 W40+ Individual41 Erin McBride 00:25:52 JW (U18) Individual42 Maureen Doherty 00:26:16 SW Individual43 Kyle Wilson 00:26:34 JM (U18) Rosses A.C.44 Sharon Wilson 00:26:35 SW Rosses A.C.45 Edward Wilson 00:26:39 SM Rosses A.C.46 Liam Bury 00:26:40 SM Rosses A.C.47 Lorraine Boyle 00:26:47 SW Individual48 Patrica O’Donnell 00:27:03 SW Individual49 Leona O’Donnell 00:27:03 SW Individual50 Paddy Robinson 00:27:59 SM Individual51 Michelle Duffy 00:28:46 SW Individual52 Sheila O’Donnell 00:28:57 SW Rosses A.C.53 Eugene O’Donnell 00:29:11 SM Rosses A.C.54 Greata Boyle 00:31:52 SW Individual55 Roseann Gallagher 00:32:48 SW Rosses A.C.56 Mary Murtagh 00:37:23 SW Individual57 Kit Rodgers 00:37:23 W40+ Rosses A.C.58 Brid Sweeney 00:38:55 SW Individual59 Treasa Greene 00:38:55 SW Individual60 Colm O’Donnell 00:39:12 JM (U18) Individual61 Lorna O’Donnell 00:39:13 W40+ Individual62 Cora Boyle 00:41:22 SW Individual63 Leanne Boyle 00:41:22 SW Individual64 Kathleen Mc Gettigan 00:41:55 SW Individual65 Maim Haughey 00:41:57 SW Individual66 Diane Robinson 00:45:51 SW Rosses A.C.67 Amanda Boyle 00:45:51 SW Individual68 Ann Hanlon 00:47:59 SW Individual69 Mable Boyle 00:47:59 SW Individual70 Breda Rodgers 00:49:00 SW IndividualALL THE RESULTS FROM THE ANNAGRY 5K was last modified: May 25th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ALL THE RESULTS FROM THE ANNAGRY 5Klast_img read more

Can Astronomers See Behind the Big Bang?

first_imgAn astonishing claim is being reported: “Cosmos may show echoes of events before Big Bang” (BBC News).  How can this be, since secular cosmologists claim that the big bang was the beginning of time, space, matter, and everything, and it is impossible even in principle to go beyond it?    The character behind the claim is Roger Penrose, a famous mathematician and author, who is discontented with that limitation.  In its place, he is proposing a revival of cyclical cosmology, which he calls “conformal cyclic cosmology,” or CCC.  He alleges he has found evidence in the form of concentric rings in the microwave background that represent “pre-Big Bang events, toward the end of the last ‘aeon’.”    Incidentally, Penrose expressed disagreement with the popular idea of cosmic inflation (see 02/21/2005).  “I was never in favour of it, even from the start,” he said.  On a related note of seeing before the Big Bang, New Scientist posted an article about “idea that could let us see before time.”  Needless to say, such ideas are highly speculative.Update 12/25/2010: Jason Palmer on the BBC News contends that it’s a statistical fluke.  “To prove the point, Douglas Scott and colleagues showed that a hunt for triangles in the CMB was statistically as successful as that for the circles that support Professor Penrose’s theory,” the article said; Penrose, however, is not conceding without a refudiation (word of the year for 2010).For a refutation of Penrose’s cosmology and an analysis of logical flaws in his reasoning from CMB evidence, see Rob Sheldon’s article “Sir Roger’s Revelation” on his blog, The Procrustean.  The cosmology chapters in David Berlinski’s book The Deniable Darwin and Other Essays is also helpful for pondering the limits to human understanding about ultimate reality.(Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more